Episode 15, A new era for ‘Today at Apple’ sessions; Microsoft Office 365 joins the Mac App Store; and a new Apple Watch challenge will tell you about how Apple announced Tuesday, Jan 29 about a new Today at Apple educational program; inform you how Microsoft Office is now in the Mac App Store and finish by telling you about a new “Heart Month” challenge for our Apple Watch listeners.
Episode 14, USB-C is an emerging connector; why it’s better; lacks support, but still our future; iOS updates; and Mile IQ app review examines the current status of the USB-C use in the Apple hardware and accessory markets. We also give you a tip on how to keep your USB-C ports clean and what to do if an object become lodged in the port. The Mac Minutes Application of the Week is Mile IQ (www.mileiq.com) which we review. Lastly, we tell you what Apple updated on their iOS software this week.
Episode 13, Apple launches Smart Battery Cases; iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount covers the launch of the Apple Smart iPhone battery cases for the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and iPhones Xs Max. We also look at some of the other devices and programs Apple has planned. Mac Minutes takes a first look at the HyperDrive (www.indiegogo.com) USB-C Hub adapter for the 2018 iPad Pro. We review iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Wireless Fast Charge Car Mount (www.otterbox.com) for keeping your iPhone Qi powered and secure.
Episode 9, Accessories for your new Apple hardware will look at outfitting your new Apple devices with Apple brand accessories. We will start with Apple laptops and finish with Apple Watches. I’ll also give you my favorite AppleWatch complications of 2018 for all you new AppleWatch owners. I’ll also review the book 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone by tech reporter Rich DeMuro.
Episode 8, Tethering versus hotspots for your Apple devices looks the pros and cons of mobile Wi-Fi, whether to tether or use a hotspot to connect to the internet. This will help you decide which method is the most advantageous to you and give you some tips on using public Wi-FI in unavoidable situations. We will finish reviewing the ThoughtOut brand of stands for your iOS devices (www.thoughtout.biz)
Episode 7, Uninterrupted Power Supplies, commonly referred to as UPS, protect your Apple devices and is a necessity for valuable electronics. A backup UPS offers guaranteed power and protection for electronics in your home or business. We will discuss what features you need such as surge protection and/or battery backup. Additionally, we show you how to figure out what size of UPS you need for your devices. The Mac Minutes “Accessory of the Week ” is the Bandkeeper to store your AppleWatch bands in a secure, protective case that is easy to store and travel (www.bandkeeper.com)
Episode 6, Apple new ECG app leads the way to a healthier New Year looks at the December 6 release of the Electrocardiogram Application on the AppleWatch and review the 1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale. This episode delves deeper into the WatchOS 5.1.2, an update which enabled the ECG functional hardware capable of monitoring for atrial fibrillation or A-fib, for short, sinus rhythm, or inconclusive. We review the1byone Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale for use with an Apple iPhone application which tracks multiple measurements about your health.
Apple ECG Release Link: https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/12/ecg-app-and-irregular-heart-rhythm-notification-available-today-on-apple-watch/
Episode 5, Technology aids Alaska Earthquake Response, reviews how Apple devices and associated technology helped aid in the personal response to a 7.0 Earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018. Specifically, we will look at a couple Apple iPhone applications, Maps and Messages, and how they influenced the first 72 hours following the earthquake. We will talk about the third-party Quakefeed application (www.quakefeed.com) which proved to be invaluable in the information it furnished about seismic activity. Additionally, we will review the Ring Video Doorbell (www.ring.com) for your residence.
Episode 4, Your Apple Airline Travel Companion looks at how Apple devices can make airline travel more efficient for passengers, especially during the holidays. The episode also recommends several applications to make the travel process more logistically effective and how to deal with unexpected contingencies. We review the iTraq GPS locator (www.iTraq.com) and Nomad PowerPack battery (www.hellonomad.com) as third-party travel accessories. The episode finishes by reviewing Nutshell phone cases (www.tuffasnuts.com). Applications recommended for your iPhone include Trip It; Kayak; Seat Alerts; Gate Guru; Flightboard; Flight Tracker; and Plane Finder.
Episode 2, Maximizing Use of the new iPad Pro USB-C Port takes a look at the new iPad Pro USB-C port and its use as a power source for your Apple accessories. We review the MacHash News application and how the aggregated information can make your time browsing the web more productive. Also, in the spirit of holiday shopping, we talk about Apple AirPods for gifting and what a potential upgrade may mean to this revolutionary device.